³You should stop talking like that. Just enjoy it.´Eric took the spoon and hungrily started to scoop up soup. Linda watchedand could not help but feel her eyes water. For a long moment, they did not talk.Eric continued until the bowl was empty.³I guess it¶s true, your last meal is the best.´ Eric wiped at his mouth.Linda was about to speak but Eric stopped her. ³I know. I know. I shouldn¶t be all gloom and doom. I was never the most positive person, its hard trying to begood at a time like this.´³Do you remember our first date?´³The night of the rain storm, yea, running through all that rain just to get tothe restaurant with only one umbrella. We were soaked from the legs down. Youheld onto me so fiercely.´³I knew I just wanted to be with you. I knew it when we first met.´ Lindacouldn¶t hold back a tear.Eric reached forward and hugged Linda. Their embrace felt like it would lastforever. She did not want to let go. She held onto him as fiercely as that night inthe rain. Eric pulled away, taking the handcuffs with him. With two quick actions,he snapped the cuffs on his wrist and to the metal bed frame.³This is day six. There won¶t be much time.´³Some people manage to fight it off. Maybe you will be one of them.´Eric looked down. ³I can feel them in my body.´Linda just stared with wet eyes. ³We should have gone to one of the militaryshelters.´³They would have done nothing but execute me.´³I love you.´ Linda whispered.³I love you.´ Eric whispered back.